Tuesday, November 19th 2013

ASUS Announces the ROG MARS 760 Dual-GPU Graphics Card

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Mars 760, a graphics card that features two GeForce GTX 760 graphics-processing units (GPUs) for the ultimate gaming performance. Mars 760 outpaces even GeForce GTX Titan - with game performance that's up to 39% faster overall. Compared with GeForce GTX Titan, Mars 760 runs Bioshock Infinite 6% faster, Crysis 3 an impressive 14% quicker and increases Tomb Raider's performance by a remarkable 39%.

Mars 760 is a two-slot card that's packed with many exclusive ASUS technologies including DirectCU II for 20%-cooler and vastly quieter operation, DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use utility that lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs to extremes - easily and safely. An attention-grabbing LED even illuminates as Mars 760 works. Combined with 4 GB of GDDR5 video memory Mars 760 pumps visuals with incredibly high frame rates and no stutter, ensuring extremely smooth gameplay - even at very high resolutions, such as 2560x1600.
Cool, quiet, stable, durable - and truly gorgeous
Exclusive DirectCU II technology puts 8 highly-conductive copper cooling pipes in direct contact with both GPUs. These pipes provide extremely efficient cooling - Mars 760 runs 20% cooler and vastly quieter than reference GeForce GTX 690 cards. Dual 90 mm dust-proof fans provide six times (6X) greater airflow than reference design.

Mars 760 is equipped with ROG's acclaimed DIGI+ voltage-regulation module (VRM), featuring a 12-phase power design that reduces power noise by 30% and enhances efficiency by 15%. It also widens voltage-modulation tolerance and improves overall stability and longevity - by two-and-a-half times (2.5X) above reference. Japanese-made black metallic capacitors offer 20%-better temperature endurance for a lifespan that's up to five times (5X) longer. The new card is also built with extremely heard-wearing polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAPs) and has an aluminum backplate, further lowering power noise, increasing durability, enhancing overclocking possibilities and improving stability.

Mars 760 even looks great, with a gorgeous LED light that glows a glorious red and pulsates majestically when Mars 760 is active - a stunning reminder of awesome power at work.

Easy tuning for awesome game performance
Mars 760 lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs even further, with GPU Tweak - an exclusive tuning tool that allows quick, simple and safe control over video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds. The ROG edition of GPU Tweak included with Mars 760 also enables detailed GPU load-line calibration and VRM-frequency tuning, allowing for the most extensive control and tweaking parameters for maximum overclocking potential - all adjusted via an attractive and easy-to-use graphical interface. As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time - so others can watch live as games are played. It's even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

Mars 760 will be available from worldwide from the end of November 2013.
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38 Comments on ASUS Announces the ROG MARS 760 Dual-GPU Graphics Card

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Serpent of Darkness said:
It's the typical, single SLI finger for a Dual GPU, Graphic Card. Basically, you can 2-way SLI the Mars II with a 2nd Mars II, and that's the only thing you can SLI it with.
I wouldn't be so quick to assume that, the Dual-GTX460 card that eVGA designed had a single SLI finger as well, but it was totally useless.
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#2
jihadjoe
If this is indeed priced £519 then 780Ti makes it totally irrelevant. You'd get the same performance, none of the scaling issues, more ram per GPU and all at a lower price.
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#4
radrok
Meh, dual GK110 (2880) on a single board is what we want to see!

With a CLC solution like their last 7990 card but with a twist, dual G1/4 ports if someone wants to extend it to a bigger loop :)

Also 4X8 pins lololol
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
^Battlefield 4 2560X1440 Ultra will gulp 2GB and ask for 600MB more
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#7
Ed_1
Are you seeing this, or IMO ?
Yes, but how does SLI work in BF4, is it split screen or alternate frame rendering , if its split screen then it not doing 2gig for whole res but half of res .
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#8
Serpent of Darkness
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_760_mars_review,1.html

Mr. Hagedoorn from Guru3D.com, has already done a review. It's to be expected. The card is pushing a few more FPS than GTX 780 Ti in most cases.

I suspect this card will be priced at $599.99 to $799.99. It will be in competition with the GTX 780 Ti and R9-290/290x. If you look at it from another point of view, it is an alternative to a GTX 780 Ti approach. An alternative that is probably going for a cheaper price. Two reasons why. It out-performs GTX 780 Ti, but it is still a dual GPU solution. Second thing is it has limitations. 2 GB VRam per GPU. So it will focus on the average consumers' resolutions. There's less focus on 4k performance because of the lower frame-buffer. I don't think it is another ROG Premium that they can get away with for $1,500.00. Like the Asus ARES II. Overall, it's a nice contender.

It's boost is around 1033 MHz to 1072 mhz... Frame time Graphs show a nice, small bandwidth. No frames are dropping in the games tested, so that's a plus. Both ideally nice things to have in a high-performing, dual-GPU graphic card.
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Serpent of Darkness
Ed_1 said:
Are you seeing this, or IMO ?
Yes, but how does SLI work in BF4, is it split screen or alternate frame rendering , if its split screen then it not doing 2gig for whole res but half of res .
I'm going to assume since the game is optimized for AMD Graphic Cards, and AMD use AFR 1, or Alternate Frame Rendering, BF4 follows the same ideology. I haven't been able to get MSI OSD to display on the 64 bit client. May have to give it a try on the normal client. I doubt both GPUs are mirroring allocated-1000 MB VRam. On Ultra Settings, it's should be somewhere near allocated-2000 MB VRam per card.
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#10
EpicShweetness
HumanSmoke said:
You're telling me that anyone will buy this because they bought a Mars, Mars II, Ares, and Ares II and wanted to complete a set of cards whose valuation decreases over time?
Yes sir, think of it more in line of a hobby. You said yourself that a VGA as such would be a complete waste of time and resource. Yet, you know someone is going to buy it. Why?

I stand guilty of holding on to almost all of technology (except HDD's, and anything that died RIP) it litters my walls' and bins. Computers, and especially the hardware that involves them is my hobby. Although I don't have the size of a wallet as those individuals that would buy something as (pointless, odd, and interesting) such.
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#11
xorbe
Nobody flush with money is going to put down USD$800-900 for a card with 2GB of vram effective these days. At least Titan rocks 6GB at its high price point. $700 for the 780Ti's 3GB is already a bitter pill.
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#12
Serpent of Darkness
MSI AB is registering BF4 at 6318 MBs. Did a test at the Firing Range for a good 10 minutes. Since that's two cards in CrossfireX, 3159 MB allocated VRam on Ultra settings, mirrored per card.

Edit: That's at 1080p resolution, 120 hz.

Edit 2: If you think this is absurd, consider the following. After OMFG-Patch was released for Planetside 2, the game shot up in usage for System Ram. Max I've seen is almost touching 10 GBs. It ranges from 8000 MBs to 9400 MBs on the Highest Settings. GPU VRam allocated was roughly 384 MBs per graphic card.
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Ed_1
Serpent of Darkness said:
MSI AB is registering BF4 at 6318 MBs. Did a test at the Firing Range for a good 10 minutes. Since that's two cards in CrossfireX, 3159 MB allocated VRam on Ultra settings, mirrored per card.

Edit: That's at 1080p resolution, 120 hz.

Edit 2: If you think this is absurd, consider the following. After OMFG-Patch was released for Planetside 2, the game shot up in usage for System Ram. Max I've seen is almost touching 10 GBs. It ranges from 8000 MBs to 9400 MBs on the Highest Settings. GPU VRam allocated was roughly 384 MBs per graphic card.
I don't think you can use SLI/CF ram useage as those numbers seem way high . granted I only run 1600x1200 (but thats just down from 1080p ).
I get 1-1.2gig shown in AB with high setting (no FSAA) . This is BF4 MP runs, various maps .
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